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July 2019

Paddle Program

July 6 - August 31
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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July and August, Saturday and Sundays only. 2 hour paddle $35 single kayak, paddle board $45 tandem kayak, canoe

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Thursdays on the Dock – Butter Jones

July 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Join us for Thursdays on the Dock, a series of free concerts on the Museum’s riverfront lawn. The museum’s cash bar offers beer and wine, and Porky Pete’s BBQ will be onsite with grilled fare. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a different local act each week! No BYOB please. Butter Jones is a unique blend of indie rock, Americana, and a dash of jam band. It’s the sound of four musicians creating as one.  Powered by three…

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August 2019

Thursdays on the Dock – Tiny Ocean

August 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Join us for Thursdays on the Dock, a series of free concerts on the Museum’s riverfront lawn. The museum’s cash bar offers beer and wine, and Porky Pete’s BBQ will be onsite with grilled fare. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a different local act each week! No BYOB please. Tiny Ocean is an Americana, indie folk group.  While you are here, enjoy free massages offered by the team from Prive Swiss Wellness. Sponsored by Prive Swiss Wellness

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Myths and Legends Onrust Brunch

August 4 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$28

Join Connecticut River Museum Curator Amy Trout on a morning sail on the Onrust. Discover the Myths and Legends of the Connecticut River Valley! Enjoy the sights of the River! Light continental style breakfast served. Space is limited – Preregistration is required. CLICK HER TO REGISTER

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Thursdays on the Dock- Local Honey

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Join us for Thursdays on the Dock, a series of free concerts on the Museum’s riverfront lawn. The Museum’s cash bar offers beer and wine, and Porky Pete’s BBQ will be onsite with grilled fare. Our featured drink tasting is Two Roads Brewing this evening.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a different local act each week! No BYOB please. Sponsored by Prive Swiss Wellness

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Conquer the Current Paddle Regatta

August 10 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
$50 – $140

The Connecticut River Museum’s THIRD annual downriver paddle regatta to benefit the Museum’s education programs will take place on August 10th, 2019 from 8:00 – 3:00. The Regatta is open to all paddle craft: canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards and rowboats! This year will feature 3 race routes: 1. Essex Harbor Recreation Race: The new 3 mile race will start at Pettipaug Yacht Club in Essex and finish at the Connecticut River Museum $45 registration per person, $75 for tandem kayaks and…

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Thursdays on the Dock- USCG Dixieland Jazz Band

August 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Join us for Thursdays on the Dock, a series of free concerts on the Museum’s riverfront lawn. The museum’s cash bar offers beer and wine, and Porky Pete’s BBQ will be onsite with grilled fare. Our featured drink vendor this evening is Fisher’s Island Lemonade.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a different local act each week! No BYOB please. This evening’s concert will feature the United States Coast Guard’s Dixieland Jazz Band.  The Dixieland Jazz Band has entertained…

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Thursdays on the Dock – Rick Spencer

August 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Join us for Thursdays on the Dock, a series of free concerts on the Museum’s riverfront lawn. The museum’s cash bar offers beer and wine, and Porky Pete’s BBQ will be onsite with grilled fare. New England Cider Company is our Featured Tasting this evening. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a different local act each week! No BYOB please. Sponsored by Prive Swiss Wellness

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Thursdays on the Dock – Ramblin’ Dan Stevens

August 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Since 2010, Thursday’s on the Dock have become the unofficial start to the summer weekend. The free concert series features a different band each night and the panoramic views of the River.  Food with Porky Pete’s BBQ. Complimentary massages with Prive-Swiss Wellness. August 29 Features Ramblin’ Dan Stevens Thursday’s on the Dock take place every Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., July through September 5 on the Museum’s historic waterfront. Thursdays on the Dock is Sponsored by Prive-Swiss Wellness.

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September 2019

Thursdays on the Dock – Small Pond All Stars

September 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Free

Small Pond All Stars and drinks tasting with Two Roads Brewing Since 2010, Thursday’s on the Dock have become the unofficial start to the summer weekend.  The free concert series features a different band each night and the panoramic views of the River. Thursday’s on the Dock take place every Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., July 5 through September 5 on the Museum’s historic waterfront. In addition to the lively music and drinks tastings, a cash bar is available. …

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